Cardiovascular Surgery

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“Sulfacrylate” in cardiovascular surgery

The medical adhesive composition “Sulfacrylate”, due to its characteristics, can be used as an additional seal of the seams of vascular anastomoses. The glue quickly polymerizes, forming a thin, but strong elastic film on the surface. “Sulfacrylate” also allows to strengthen the seams of the aorta and large vessels, even in cases where surgery involves the use of autotkani or autovenov.

In what other situations is “Sulfacrylate” used?

  • When suturing intracardiac defects, when using an autopericardium to seal the seams;
  • When gluing the wall of a blood vessel during reconstructive operations. In this case, a tool with a working end in the form of a cylindrical bougie is inserted into the lumen of the arteries, but distal to the fixation area, then glue is applied to the resulting clearance. After this, you can bring the tool to the position corresponding to the fixation area. So that it does not stick under the influence of glue, it needs to be given a rotational motion. After gluing (about 20 sec), the instrument is removed from the artery lumen, and the incision is closed using an autovenous patch.
  • When gluing the wall of a blood vessel using ultrasound. In this situation, ultrasound is used at the stage of partial removal of the instrument from the depth of the vascular bed to the position corresponding to the fixation region. Ultrasound allows the adhesive to rapidly polymerize and form strong bonds.